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Faugères 2014

Terroir: Faugères is a small appellation located on the somewhat inland on the Mediterranean coast to the west of Montpelier and Nimes.

Vinification: This blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan is vinified in a combination of 10% tank, 30% large nuetral oak casks and 60% oak barrels. 30% of the oak is new.

Additional Information

The beautiful ripeness of Syrah is very well balanced due to magnificient tannins of the finest Mourvèdre, allied with a minerality, most characteristic of the Faugères terroirs. The wine is concentrated, voluptuous and elegant with beautiful freshness and great finesse. Its very strong mineral character shares Cade wood and blackberry-pie scent added to floral aroma violet.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Faugères
  • Winemaker: Gregory Hecht & Francois Bannier
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Limestone, Slate
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Sizes Available: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: Mainly Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre

Recent Press

  • Score: 93 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Jeb Dunnuck
    Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    Smoked earth, currants, cured meats and spices all emerge from the rich, full-bodied 2014 Faugères. A blend of 60% Syrah, 25% Mourvdre and 15% Carignan, aged mostly in demi-muids, it has a smoking mid-palate, a ripe, layered textured and a big finish. Like in 2013, it's another hidden gem in this lineup.
  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Gillian Sciaretta
    Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    Fresh red plum, kirsch and boysenberry notes give a focused, tangy profile to this muscular, full-bodied red, with tea, floral and mineral aromas adding interest through the grippy, spice-infused finish. Drink now through 2023.

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